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Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, Halifax

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Halifax: Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 Admission

1. Halifax: Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 Admission

Book in advance and enjoy flexible admission for the Canadian Museum of Immigration. Plan your visit around the weather and your travel schedule with a ticket allowing you to visit within 7 days either side of your booked date. The museum is located on Halifax's waterfront in the national historic site of Pier 21.. Step into the past and experience what it was like to immigrate to Canada. Join a passionate guide for a tour in English or French of the Pier 21 Story Exhibition. Your admission includes access to all exhibitions. Follow the evolution of immigration to Canada in the Canadian Immigration Story Exhibition. Dive into first-hand accounts of newcomers to Canada’s culture, economy, and way of life - from the past to the present. Watch an original 20-minute documentary 'In Canada' for compelling stories of journey and belonging. One of the museum's expert researchers can help you uncover your family's journey at the Scotiabank Family History Centre. You can also shop Canadian treasures at the museum's one-of-a-kind gift shop.

Halifax Boardwalk and Seaport: Smartphone Audio Tour

2. Halifax Boardwalk and Seaport: Smartphone Audio Tour

Discover the Port of Halifax with this smartphone tour. Find historical sites and artifacts from as early as the 1700’s on this 1.5 kilometer route. Be transported to when privateers grew rich off their daring escapades at sea on this informative tour. Follow the development of this area through the ages as this boisterous port of call grew into a vibrant, modern city. Start at Pier 21 where so many immigrants first stepped foot in Canada to begin new lives. Stroll past monuments, statues, and sculptures honoring those who helped make Halifax the city it is today. Walk along the one of the longest boardwalks in the world at your own pace. Save your data with an offline tour. Visit marine museums and walk on the deck of an Edwardian steamship the CSS Acadian. From late June to October the HMCS Sackville, Canada’s oldest warship welcomes visitors on board. Finish at the Market Mall where you can do some shopping.

From Halifax: City and Peggy's Cove Sunset Guided Tour

3. From Halifax: City and Peggy's Cove Sunset Guided Tour

Discover Halifax at night with a local guide who will take you to witness the best views of the sunset at the famous Peggy's Cove. Take in beautiful, bustling downtown Halifax lit up at night and see key attractions on a guided tour that includes pickup, drop-off, and transportation. After hotel pickup, enjoy a scenic drive to Peggy's Cove just in time to watch the dazzling sunset. Marvel at the view as you watch the sky change color with the famous Peggy's Cove Lighthouse (also known as Peggy's Point Lighthouse) overlooking the Atlantic Ocean as your backdrop. Once the sun has set, be driven back towards the bustling downtown core. Listen to your guide's narration as you pass points of interest, such as Point Pleasant Park, Halifax Port, and Pier 21. Then, take in Halifax Seaport Market, the oldest continuously operating farmers' market in North America. Next, see the bustling Halifax Waterfront, Alexander Keith's iconic brewery, Dalhousie and Saint Mary's universities, and the beautiful City Gardens. Take in Fairview Lawn Cemetery, the final resting place for over 100 victims of the sinking of the Titanic. Finally, return to your hotel.

Exlore Halifax with 3 Unique Smartphone Audio Walking Tours

4. Exlore Halifax with 3 Unique Smartphone Audio Walking Tours

Explore Halifax's landmarks on these self-guided walking tours. Listen to hands-free audio narration and have the freedom to explore the city at your own pace. You do not have to complete all the tours in one day as the tours are yours to use any day or time you like. The tours also come with a fun location based trivia game. After the commentary plays, look at your device and tap your guess at the answer. See your score as you go. Keep the professional tour guide experience, ditch the crowded tour groups, tight schedules and high prices. Live GPS map shows where you are and where to go next. As you get close, tour guide commentary will automatically play! Discover the Port of Halifax with the Halifax Boardwalk and Seaport Smartphone Tour. See historical sites and artifacts from as early as the 1700’s. Be transported to when privateers grew rich off their daring escapades at sea. Follow the development of this area through the ages as this boisterous port of call grew into a vibrant, modern city. Start at Pier 21 where so many immigrants first stepped foot in Canada to begin new lives. Stroll past monuments, statues, and sculptures honoring those who helped make Halifax the city it is today. Walk along one of the longest boardwalks in the world at your own pace. Visit marine museums and walk on the deck of an Edwardian steamship the CSS Acadian. From late June to October the HMCS Sackville, Canada’s oldest warship, welcomes visitors on board. Finish at the Market Mall where you can do some shopping. The Halifax Churches, Gardens and Graveyards Tour will take you through the city's first graveyard at Camp Hill. Delve into stories behind the Holy Cross Cemetery and the Old Burying Grounds. Admire the impressive architecture of the Cathedral Church of All Saints, and St. Paul's Church. Immerse yourself in history at the Halifax Armoury and the City Hall. Venture to Victoria Park to find out what makes it Victorian. Go to the heart of the city to see the Halifax Public Gardens and Canada's oldest urban park, the Halifax Common. Dive into tales of the many people that made Halifax what it is today at the Museum of Natural History and places like the Old Town clock. The Halifax Explosion of 1917 Tour tells of the profound effect on Halifax. Listen to the story of how the explosion devastated the community of Richmond. Be moved as you hear how the city came together to give aid and rebuild. Step back in time to that fateful day with each stop on your tour. Pay your respects at the memorials erected to honor the victims on St. Joseph's Square, the Memorial Bell Tower, Richmond Staircase, and the Veith House Community Centre. Visit Fort Needham Park and hear some of Halifax's war history. Discover the drama behind the collision of the SS Mont Blanc and the SS Imo. Pass by other places of note like the old Richmond School and the Halifax Relief Commission Building.

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What people are saying about Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, Halifax

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 30 reviews

I liked this tour. I appreciated that the app allowed downloading and I was able to listen offline, as we were out of the country and had no cell service. The ability to go at your own pace and see each of the stops was nice. Would recommend.

Very easy to follow the guide. Very helpful and knowledgeable staff everywhere. Very good archives. Library helped me find relatives, took the time to do it. Overall great experience. I was an immigrant who came through those doors

Fascinating history. Stories our guide shared were interesting and heart warming. A woman in our group immigrated from Italy in 1960. It was a moving experience for her and an honour for us to meet her.

Every part of the museum goes through in detail what our ancestors experienced. It was a very enjoyable experience.

Well worth a visit. Loved the photography exhibition and the journey thru time, learnt something new